November 14, 2002

Quotes of the Morning:
"The Democrats have been told they're too liberal for American voters and should move to the right. They're also told they need to distinguish themselves from the Republicans and move to the left. I think they just need - nut sack." - Jon Stewart, honest newsguy.

"Let's say he's alive. How much should we care at this point?" - that total waste of skin Howard Kurtz, on Osama bin Laden (link here).

Song of the Day:
Patti Smith's Gloria. Just because.

Great Moments in Hypocrisy
White House Wages Stealth War on Condoms -
The Hypocritical Holier than Thou Harken Halfwit George W. Bush has begun appointing critics of condoms to a presidential advisory panel on AIDS. They include social conservatives who question the international scientific consensus that condoms are highly effective in AIDS prevention. Instead, they emphasize failure rates from slippage, breakage and not using condoms every time.

"The only 100 percent effective way to avoid nonmarital pregnancy and STD infection is to avoid sexual activity outside a mutually faithful, lifelong relationship - marriage," says the Texas-based Medical Institute for Sexual Health. The group's founder, Dr. McIlhaney, Jr., now sits on the presidential AIDS panel.

Abstinence-only programs, which promote sexual abstinence and do not provide information on contraception or AIDS prevention, are the administration's pet projects, slated for more and more funding every year. So far, studies on their effectiveness are incomplete or inconclusive. Story here.

There used to be a site floating around out there listing all the repug national figures who got divorced and/or cheated on their wives...if anyone has it, please send it in! Here's a start.

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